US 2248689 A
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July 8, 1941. PORTER 2,248,689
COMPACT Filed Sept. 21, 1940 Patented July 8, 1941 U lTED STATES PATENT OFICE COMPACT. Josephine A. Porter, Baltimorei'lvld; Application September 21, 1940, Serial 3d7fl97 W 3 Claims.
This invention relates to compacts'for conveniently carrying the many make-up devices and accessories required by women and it consists in the constructions, arrangements and combinations herein described and claimed.
It is a cardinal purpose of the invention to provide a compact embodying a plurality of com.-
.when it is desired to apply cosmeticsto the face of the user.
'It is also an object of the invention to provide a compact having a compartment for mounting of a photograph, so arranged." as to be reflected in a mirror when employed as such and which normally functions as a lid closurefor the compact.
It is a still further object of the invention to provide a compact which may be manufactured at a low cost and arranged in attractive decorative forms, due to substantial surface areas.
Additional objects, advantages and features of invention will be apparent from the following description considered in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, wherein,
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the compact,
Figure 2 is a sectional view on the line 22 of Figure 3,
Figure 3 is a sectional View on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a side elevation of the compact partly in section having the lid closure in raised position for reflection of a photograph thereon.
Figure 5 is a cross section on the line 55 of Figure 2.
Figure 6 is a similar view on the line 66 of Figure 2.
Figure 7 is a cross section on the line '|--1 of Figure 2.
Figure 8 is a fragmentary bottom plan view of the compact.
In carrying out the invention there is provided an annular base container Hl having a bottom wall H and a circumscribing side wall l2 integrally formed from suitable sheet metal. Adjacent the upper edge of the side wall [2 a bead I3 is shown, the recessed portion of which is presented inwardly of the container adapted to seat an annular partition M, as will now be described.
The partition I 4 is stamped or otherwise formed to provide a plurality of compartments l5, l6, 11,18, I9, 20 and 2!, each being suitably shaped. and of a depth to readily retain an article or accessory necessary to complete a makeup. Thecoinpartments l5 and it are each provided with spring fingers 22 at the sides adapted to grip a lip stick 23 and eye bro-w pencil 24, respectively. The compartment I? is adapted to house rouge and an applicator, while compartment l.8'is' employed for maintaining powder and a pufi, as is customary- The compartments I! and [8 are closed by respective lids 25 and 26 which may include any well known spring catch for maintaining the lids closed.
The compartment 19 will have thegeneral shape of a brush for reception of an eye brow brush 2'! and. will include a spring catch 28 for retention thereof, detachably. The compartment 20 is intended to retain a cylinder of mascara or the like and this compartment is. therefore elongated and may include a spring catch similar to theme 28, if desired, none being shown in the present instance.
The final compartment 21 is constructed for mounting of a photograph indicated at 29 and for this reason, the compartment is of slight depth so that the photograph will lie only a slight distance below the partition I 4, permitting ready reflection of the photograph in a mirror as will be presently described.
An annular closure 30 is provided, of a diameter the same as that of the side wall l2 and has an annular bead 3i outwardly disposed and adapted to freely embrace the bead l3 of the wall I2 so as to be freely rotatable therearound for a purpose as will presently appear. The clo-- sure 30 has a segmental opening and a similarly shaped lid 32 hingedly connected thereon, as at 33, the free end of which will include a catch 34 for retaining the lid closed. It will be noted that the closure 30 has considerable area upon which any suitable ornamentation may be placed.
The bottom wall H is stamped inwardly at its axial portion to provide a recess 35 for accommodating a finger-engaging ring 36. In the operative position, the ring 36 will extend at right angles to the bottom wall so that a finger of the user may be readily inserted therethrough, and to this end the ring is arranged to swing upon a suitable pintle and to also permit movement of the ring into the recess so as to lie flush therein, when not in use. While this may be accomplished in different ways, I have preferred to show a. tube 31 extended through suitable apertures formed in the closure 30, the partition l4, and the wall of the recess 35. A bail 38 is fixed in the upper end of the tube as seen in Figure 3, and provided with oppositely disposed lateral arms 39 positioned within the recess. The ring 36 has ears 40 for engaging the respective arms, as clearly shown in Figure 8.
In order that the opening in the closure 30 will not give an unsightly appearance, a jewel mounting 4| is provided for mounting of a suitable stone or other ornament 42.
In use, the ring 36 is swung clear of the recess 35 as indicated in Figure 3 so that a finger of the user may be inserted therethrough for support of the compact. The closure 30 may now be grasped and rotated to bring the opening and hinged lid 32 into registry with a desired compartment l5, l6, l1, 18, I9, 20 or 2|, as may be required. With the lid 32 in open .position the mirror 43 which is fixed to the underside of the lid, will be in a convenient position for application of cosmetics to,
the face. When the closure 30 is rotated as to register the segmental opening with the compartment 2|, and the lid 32 is in raised position, the photograph 29 will be reflected in the mirror 43 and in order that the photograph shall be properly presented in the mirror, it will be :positioned in the compartment with the head portion of the photograph presented toward the wall I2 of the container, as shown in Figure 2.
It is believed that the bead l3 and the tube 31 will afford ample support for the partition wall [4, but if desired, radially extended walls 44 may be secured between the partition l4 and the bottom wall I I, as shown in Figures 2, 5 and 6.
While I have shown and described a preferred construction, this is by way of illustration only, and I consider as my own, all such modifications in structure as fairly fall within the scope of the appended claims.
l. A compact comprising an annular receptacle having a bottom wall and a circumscribing side wall, the bottom wall having an axial inwardly disposed recess, said side wall having a circumscribing bead, an annular partition wall seated Cil in the head, said partition having a plurality of circumferentially spaced compartments, a closure for the receptacle including a bead complemental to the first named bead for rotatably mounting said closure, said closure having an opening adapted to register with said compartments upon rotation of the closure, a hinged lid for the opening of the closure, and a ring hingedly mounted within the recess of the bottom wall and movable to a position at right angles to the bottom wall for reception of a finger of the user.
2. A compact comprising an annular receptacle having a bottom wall and a circumscribing side wall, the bottom wall having an axial inwardly disposed recess, said side wall having a circumscribing bead, an annular partition wall seated in the bead and parallel to the bottom wall, said partition having a plurality of circumferentially spaced compartments, a closure for the receptacle including a bead, complemental to the first named bead for rotatably mounting said closure, said closure having an opening adapted to register with said compartments upon rotation of the closure, a hinged lid for the open ing of the closure, said bottom wall, partition wall and said closure having aligned axial apertures, a tubular member fixed within the apertures and extended into and slightly beyond the axial recess of the bottomwall and a ring member swingably connected to a lower portion of the tubular member and movable from the recess to a position at right angles to the bottom wall for reception of a finger of the user.
3. A compact comprising an annular receptacle having a bottom wall and a circumscribing side wall having a circumscribing bead, an annular partition wall seated in the bead, said partition having a plurality of circumferentially spaced compartments, a closure for the receptacle including a bead complemental to the first named head for rotatably mounting said closure, said closure having an opening to register with said compartments upon rotation of the closure, and a hinged lid for the opening of the closure.
JOSEPHINE A. PORTER.